BOISE, idaho — An exciting start to life for one Treasure Valley baby boy. Juvenal Alejandro Leon holds the distinction of being the first baby born at a St. Luke's Hospital in Idaho in 2020.
Juvenal didn’t wait too long after the start of the new year to make his debut. He arrived at 1:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1 at St. Luke's Boise Medical Center in Boise. “His family says he wasn’t supposed to be a New Year’s Day baby, but ended up not being quite ready until a few days after his anticipated due date of December 29th,” said St. Luke’s Public Relations Manager Anita Kissee.
Juvenal weighs 8 lbs., 8.5 ounces and is 20 inches long. Alex Leon is his father; Stephanie Villalobos is his mother. As the third child in the family, he has an eight-year-old and six-year-old brother and sister.
St. Luke’s Hospital in the Magic Valley also welcomed its first baby girl, Quinn Adams. She arrived at 5 a.m.
“All babies born at St. Luke's on New Year's Day receive a St. Luke's onesie and receiving blanket. This year, St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, the Auxiliaries or the hospital Foundation also provided a special gift basket for the first 2020 baby to arrive at each of St. Luke’s eight hospitals. The baskets include things like handmade blankets, swaddles, books, toys and a stuffed animal,” Kissee said.
(photo courtesy: St. Luke’s Hospital)